THE FORM LETTER as follows....
ATTENTION: MENDOCINO COUNTY MEDI-CAL BENEFICIARIES - IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE WAY YOU GET HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Starting July 01, 2011, if you are eligible for Medi-Cal, you will automatically become a member of Partnership HealthPlan of California, a Medi-Cal Managed Care Health Plan. Your Medi-Cal benefits will stay the same. The way you get your health care will change.
Please do not call your eligibility worker. They do not have any information and cannot help you.
As a member of Partnership HealthPlan of California, you will get your helath care from doctors, clinics and other providers that contract with the health plan. If the doctor you are seeing now is with the health plan, you can select him or her as your Primary Care Provider. If your doctor is not with the health plan, you will need to choose one who is.
A letter will include a list of the doctors and clinics that will be part of the plan. If the doctor you see now isn't on the list, the list will help you choose one that is part of the plan. END OF FORM LETTER........
DOES ANYONE REALIZE HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO GET A NEW M.D. ???????? or get an appointment with a new M.D. This privitization will devistate a senior, and nickle and dime each one to pay for his or her Medi-Cal share of cost. At least 20% share of cost must be paid for each visit at a doctor that is not on the list; and less people will be going to the doctors on the list. BINGO for everyone except the senior citizen.